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Glenn Spiro is the founder of high-end label "G", an internationally recognised fine jewellery manufacturing and gemstone dealing house, based in London and Geneva that specialises in unique bespoke jewels. The house operates like a dealer turned couturier, acquiring important and rare gemstones and creating collections and one-off pieces for collectors, investors, and buyers who appreciate remarkable and notable work. Being a true innovator and master of metals puts Glenn in a league of his own. His special approach in combining unusual materials with nature's treasures produces breath-taking, cutting edge design. Glenn constantly reminds us that true gems are rare. We search for them. "Most of our work is done for us" he says "We didn't make the stones; we just put them in the right places". "G" has been a supplier, designer and manufacturer for many of the important international retail houses, but as the word got out, Glenn has built an exclusive private label.
Jewellery connoisseur, entrepreneur and art-lover, Tatyana Pfaifer is the founder of The Jewellery Masterpiece Awards. "Tatyana Pfaifer is a pre-eminent voice in the jewelry world who is widely recognized for spreading the culture of jewelry arts," says Tatyana has been constantly travelling the world visiting every significant jewellery and art exhibition, meeting artists, exploring, filming and wearing true "objets d'art".

"To come across great talent is a rare and extraordinary gift. I have been lucky to see original, honest, "true-to-who-you-really-are" works of art. When I saw that kind of art, I wanted the whole world to also see and appreciate it.
First, I have been doing that through my Social Media and then I wanted to create something bigger, to set the links between influential players of the industry - to give the opportunities to find one another in the easiest possible way.
The Jewellery Masterpiece Awards were born out of my respect for jewellery as art, the desire to inspire the enthusiasm of everyone involved in the jewellery world, to give deserved recognition to outstanding jewellery artists, leading jewellery companies, skilled jewellery writers, art historians, the best galleries, ateliers, the best jewellery schools, and leading gem dealers."

Graeme Thompson is the worldwide Head of Jewellery of Phillips Auctioneers. Mr. Thompson has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of jewellery auction, and has worked extensively within the American, Asian and European markets. He is responsible for developing Phillips' global jewellery team in New York, London, Hong Kong and Geneva, working with new and existing clients on consignment opportunities and creating cross-marketing opportunities within the company.
As a fourth-generation jeweler, Lauren admits that jewelry is "in her blood". She is an award-winning, groundbreaking jewelry retailer and curator for MAYFAIR ROCKS. Lauren's professional acting career led her to work behind the camera, where she became a disrupter, serving as the first ever jewelry stylist for TV and film and the first to put fine designer jewelry on hit shows like The Sopranos (HBO). As a passionate taste maker, Lauren has converted consumer focus away from jewelry as a traditional gift item, shifting instead to female self-purchase, empowering women to buy and wear jewelry regularly for themselves.

Lauren is the second female and the youngest ever inductee to the National Jeweler Retailer Hall of Fame (2002). She was awarded the "Key to Italy" in 2003 by the Italian Trade Commission, as well as "Jeweler of the Year". You can find Lauren in the front row at fashion weeks worldwide. She has made the Best Dressed list of the NY Times, Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and more. A leading jewelry insider, Lauren regularly sources and nurtures international budding jewelry designers to help bring them to the U.S. market.

Ms. Levison also regularly supports charitable initiatives like Huntington Breast Care Action Coalition (named Woman of the Year), Planned Parenthood NY, and the Presentlevison foundation.

"Inspired by his passion for precious stones and his innate desire to create splendid works of art, Fabio Salini has spent more than two decades cultivating an inimitable style that makes his work immediately recognizable and renowned for its extraordinary esthetic and impeccable quality. With a unique vision and an extraordinary sense of design and materials, Fabio Salini has revolutionized the world of contemporary jewelry, creating a completely new visual language for the sector"- Vivienne Becker, one of the most renowned writers and authors of the jewelry world, writes about Fabio Salini.

After having spent years working in two of the great jewelry Maisons, Cartier and Bulgari, Fabio Salini set off on a solo path 20 years ago, with the aim of expressing his artistic vision of jewelry. His debut came with the presentation of his first collection, in 1999, at the renowned historic jeweler Petochi in Rome, official purveyor to the Italian royal family, and his work gained immediate appreciation from clients like Queen Rania of Jordan. He opened an exclusive atelier in Rome, where his creativity is reflected in every detail, and where he welcomes clients with sophisticated tastes who are taken with his unique, original creations.

His collaborations with prominent luxury brands, his creations for major jewelry projects on request, and his discovery of the contemporary art world through a prestigious collaboration with the Campana brothers have enhanced Fabio Salini's experience and given him ever-increasing means of expression. His relationships with top auction houses as well as with the best workshops and precious gem suppliers confirm Fabio Salini's standing in the jewelry world, not only as a creative designer, but also as an expert in this complex sector, making him a valued consultant on investing in fine jewelry and precious objects, and on the management of important private collections. Masterpiece London and Pad London are the few exclusive luxury fairs Fabio Salini participates in, offering the rare occasion to admire his creations, aside from private appointments in his Rome and London studios, and to meet the designer.

Amanda Triossi F.G.A. (Fellow Gemmological Association of GB). Born and educated in Rome, she graduated in History of Art from Cambridge University. Her professional associations include executive positions at Sotheby's and Bulgari.

In 1992 at Sotheby's Institute in London, she initiated and set up the 'Understanding Jewellery with Amanda Triossi' course, the first intensive course on the history of Western jewellery.

From 1997-2015 she was a consultant for Bulgari which included heading the project for the creation of the Bulgari Corporate Historical Archives. Additionally, she worked closely with the Bulgari family to form the Bulgari Heritage Collection, the company's historic collection.

From 2009 until 2013 she curated five major exhibitions on Bulgari in Rome, Paris, Beijing, Shanghai and San Francisco. She has published extensively on the history of jewellery and on Bulgari.

Today, she writes, leads jewellery-centric trips and seminars internationally, authenticates Bulgari vintage items and consults for major jewellery brands.
Anthony DeMarco is an award-winning journalist, editor. His works have appeared in publications around the world, including, the Economist and the Financial Times.
Dr. Usha R Balakrishnan is an art historian and curator based in Mumbai. She is a globally renowned independent scholar of Indian art and culture and the pre-eminent historian of Indian jewellery. She is the Principal Curator of the World Diamond Museum and serves on the expert committee of Kerala Museums.

Usha has a Ph.D. in Ancient Indian Culture and a post-doctorate degree in Museum Studies from New York University, USA. She has worked for the Brooklyn Museum, New York, and was the Indian representative for Sotheby's.

Her publications include: Dance of the Peacock: Jewellery Traditions of India, on the five-thousand-year history of Indian jewellery, Jewels of the Nizams, the first publication on the renowned collection of royal Indian jewellery, and most recently, she has co-authored Treasures of the Deccan: Jewels of the Nizams, which brings together fabulous jewels of the Nizams of Hyderabad from around the world, and rare archival photographs. Some other publications include Enduring Splendor: Jewelry of India's Thar Desert, Alamkāra: The Beauty of Ornament, India: Jewels that Enchanted the World, Splendours of the Orient: Gold Jewels from Old Goa, Icons in Gold: Jewelry of India from the Collection of the Musée Barbier-Mueller.

Her curatorial projects include: Alamkāra: The Beauty of Ornament, the jewellery gallery at the National Museum, New Delhi, India: Jewels that Enchanted the World at the Moscow Kremlin Museum, Enduring Splendor: The Jewelry of India's Thar Desert for the Fowler Museum, University of California Los Angeles and guest-curator for Shringara: Adornment, the jewellery gallery at the CSMVS (Prince of Wales Museum), Mumbai. She has curated several jewellery conferences including, 'The Timeless Legacy of Indian Jewels,' October 2017 and 'Mapping a Legacy of Indian Jewels,' October 2019.
Valery Demure is referenced in the industry not only for her discovery of design talent, but also for her ambition and innovation within the field of jewellery and accessories. Beginning her career as a jewellery buyer, she has gained a vast wealth of knowledge from more than 15 years' experience in the field.

"The only demure thing about Valery Demure is her height. The French-born, East London-based jewellery curator, PR maven and retailer might be petite, but her stature has no bearing on the fact that she is one of the most outspoken people in the fine jewellery industry."– Vanity Fair, UK.

Launching her eponymously named agency in 2005, the studio works across the entire spectrum of PR/communication, sales, consultancy and retail to shape brands and build successful businesses. Going from strength to strength, they have supported some of the best-known independent fashion accessories designers including Swash, Shourouk, Annie Costello Brown, Eddie Borgo and Benoît Missolin.

Eager to speak directly to the jewellery consumer, Valery launched her first retail venture at the end of 2012. The Valery Demure Shop is Valery's own e-commerce platform for unique jewellery and accessories. An innovative and curated space, here she presents all her favourite rare and modern fashion jewellery and accessories from around the globe.

In 2013, Valery extended the services of her showroom to cater for fine jewellery brands, gathering a roster of some of the most pioneering fashion fine jewellers designing today. Continuing with her 360 approach for representation, her agency has supported such names as Fernando Jorge, Monique Péan, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Noor Fares, Delfina Delettrez and Alice Cicolini.

Earlier this year, Valery launched her new venture, Objet d'Emotion at PAD London. Adding to her arsenal a more private shopping platform, Objet d'Emotion is a curated fine-jewellery shopping concept - showcasing and mixing jewels from the best contemporary jewellery designers, in a modern and unconventional presentation. The platform aims to connect jewellery lovers with the designers they may not know about, nourishing relationships and sourcing special, bespoke pieces year round.

Today, Valery splits her time between showroom, gallery director, consultant and advisor for several prestigious independent jewellery brands outside of her stable. With the niche knowledge she possesses, Valery is a regular lecturer at Central Saint Martins to budding jewellery designers.

Paul Paradis is an independent art and jewellery historian, a lecturer at L'ÉCOLE. Paradis teaches classes on subjects such as "Jewels Through History" and "Art Nouveau - 20 Years of Artistic Freedom".
Margarita Prykhodko is the founder and designer of London-based Sybarite Jewellery. Sybarite goes a step beyond perfection - crafting impeccable kinetic pieces and combining traditional techniques with the world's finest materials. Margarita personally develops the designs, attending to every detail and inventing unique technology that breaks the boundaries of conventional jewellery craftsmanship.

Margarita is credited with successfully combining haute jewellery with kinetics, a pioneering trend of the 20th century. Using her expert skills as both an architect and engineer, Margarita redefined traditional jewellery design from the very beginnings of Sybarite, by creating her first spinning rings - Merry-Go-Round, Dancing Doll, and Ballerina, widely known as the Dancing Rings. These preeminent rings were globally recognised as exemplary designs,changing it means to create haute jewellery and attracting the attention of world-leading magazines such as Tatler, Vanity Fair and Harpers Bazaar, as well as accomplished sales within Sybarite's discerning clientele.

In 2016, Sybarite Jewellery was thrilled to successfully present their 'Waltz of The Flowers', 'Ballerina and the Tin Soldier', and other collections at Baselworld in Switzerland. Sybarite regularly hosts exclusive private events to bring the rarified magic of kinetic jewellery to their VIP guests. These landmark events take place in iconic historical landmarks such as the Serpentine Gallery,The O rangery at Kensington Palace, and The Arts Club - Sybarite events are truly unmissable spectacles. Sybarite has also been showcased within The Ritz Hotels in both Paris and London, Promenade Porto Cervo, as well as the exquisite Showroom at One Kensington Gardens in the heart of London.

"Traditionally, jewellers have created static pieces for thousands of years. By adding movement to jewellery, I have revolutionised its philosophy, allowing our pieces to come alive, inspired by the beauty and magic of nature. As a jeweller, my concept is to find ways to introduce kinetic effects and hidden secrets that are a unique joy to own. I strive to create masterpieces that will be treasured within the family, passed down from mothers to daughters, and cherished by generations to come," says Margarita.
Katya Ziborova is a jewellery & watches editor, writer, stylist, editor-in-chief of Kommersant Jewellery Special supplement @kommersant_style. Her works have appeared in publications around the world, including Tatler, Elle, Marie Claire, Vogue.
Bella Neyman is the co-founder of New York City Jewelry Week. She is also an independent curator and journalist specializing in contemporary jewelry. Most recently she served on the Curatorial Advisory Committee for "45 Stories in Jewelry: 1947 to Now" (on view through 2022) at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Since graduating with a Master's Degree in Decorative Arts and Design History from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum & Parsons, The New School for Design in 2008, she has worked for some of New York City's leading design galleries. Bella's articles have been published in The New York Times, American Craft, and the Magazine Antiques. She is also a frequent contributor to Metalsmith magazine. She currently lectures at the 92Y Jewelry Center and Christie's Education. Bella is on the Board of Art Jewelry Forum.
Ulyana Boyko is editor-in-chief of L'Officiel Ukraine and former editor-in-chief of Pink. She curates fashion exhibitions, the most recent of which was the Chloe Couture exhibition at The National Art Museum of Ukraine.
Having had an experience of working for such famous luxury brands, like Maison Margiela and Marc Jacobs, Lou has decided to organise and, at times, curate exhibitions dedicated to the contemporary creation of jewellery. She is adamant about pushing the creativity in 'haute joaillerie' and pursuing the aesthetic tone given by her mother, Isabelle Subra.
First situated at Boulevard du Montparnasse in Paris, the gallery moved to rue de Seine in 1984, in an atmosphere between the boudoir and the cabinet of curiosities – with helicoidal staircase designed by the architect Marc Held and large pivotal vitrines. With a very personal stance on the art of jewellery, the gallery contains eclectic selection of antique jewellery from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, including contemporary pieces from artists such as Line Vautrin, Catherine Noll, Jean Desprès, Goudji, Vivianna Torun and even Pucci de Rossi.
Helene E. Robert is an experienced gemologist, an art historian, a creative storyteller, who shares her passion for antique jewellery and watch masterpieces. Having worked extensively with luxury brands and in the fine jewellery departments of Sotheby's and Christie's auctions, Ms. Robert has over ten years of experience in the jewellery and luxury watch industry.
Van Gelder Indian Jewellery is one of the leading international dealers, offering one-of-a-kind, traditional Indian heritage jewellery, as well as exclusively designed, India-inspired Contemporary Collections. Van Gelder Indian Jewellery exhibited at TEFAF Maastricht, since 1985.
Van Gelder Indian Jewellery is a family business founded in 1980 by Bernadette van Gelder – van der Ven. In 2000 Bernadette was joined by her two daughters Fleur Damman – van Gelder and Noelle Viguurs – van Gelder.
Noelle Viguurs – van Gelder has a background in Art History and studied in the Netherlands, Italy and France. She joined the family company in 2003. In her role, Noëlle is responsible for curating the Heritage Collection and art historical research. Furthermore the commercial side of the business, international client services and media relations is part of her management portfolio.
Noelle also serves as a Member of the Board of DON Foundation (Stichting DON Diabetes Onderzoek Nederland / Dutch Diabetes Research).

For almost 40 years Van Gelder Indian Jewellery has been on a quest to discover, understand and collect the most extraordinary quality of traditional heritage jewellery from India. All the pieces in the Heritage Collection meet the highest standards of quality, rarity and condition. Developing and perfecting this collection, targeted at an international clientele, is a continual process. The Van Gelders' aim for perfection can be considered a true life's work, something that perfectly fits their business and family culture.
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